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Published August 03, 2010, 01:29 PM

Microburst believed responsible for SD damage

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - The National Weather Service believes a microburst was the cause of extensive weather damage in western South Dakota over the weekend.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - The National Weather Service believes a microburst was the cause of extensive weather damage in western South Dakota over the weekend.

A microburst is a sudden and powerful rush of air toward the ground. Power poles were downed, homes were damaged, 1,500-pound hay bales were tossed around and a 60-foot concrete farm silo was flattened in the Rapid City region Saturday.

No one was injured, but silo owner Steve Jensen says it was a scary experience.

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